In December, the Mandan School Board purchased from the Mandan Park Board for $1 the outdoor swimming pool property adjacent to Custer Elementary School. The pool was permanently closed after the 1991 season due to the high cost of maintenance and ongoing repairs.
The school board plans to convert the property to a parking lot or playground. Estimated cost to demolish and fill the pool is $45,000 which was completed in 1996.
Davenport Hill Bike Trail was openned between the Mandan Community Center and Interstate in northwest Mandan. The 6.3 mile track was a joint effort among the Mandan Parks & Rec Department, the Dakota Roughrider Club and staff of Dakota Cyclery. The facility hosted the State Mountain Biking Championship in October.
A T-shaped groundoil recovery trench was completed in November, south of Main Street in the west 200 Street block. It was equipped with 11 recovery sumps and belt skimmers housed in what the city's engineer referred to repeatedly as "outhouses" and designed and operated by BNSF contractor ThermoRETEC to recover as much as 500 gallons of oil a day.
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